Being a school based SLP is admirable and meaningful, but the job can be a real challenge sometimes. These hilarious GIFs help to lighten the mood and help you relate if you're a school based SLP.

You know you’re a school based SLP if… you can relate to this! 1. You start every day like this.   2.  You’ve got your game face mastered when a student does something unexpected.   3. When you find out you’ve got a few more referrals/evaluations coming down the pike.      . 4. You go to […]

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For SLPs, Musings

You know you’re a school based SLP if…

Google Classroom and Google tools are becoming more and more popular in classrooms, but what about SLP usage? In this post I share how to take advantage of Google Sheets for SLPs and how to manage everything in one place!

For the past three years, I’ve relied on Google Sheets for much of my caseload management. Recently, I’ve expanded to using it for more and more including data collection, lesson planning, IEP dates, evaluation timelines and more! I’m going to share with you how I use it and why I love it! For the most […]

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For SLPs, Organization

Google Sheets Templates for SLPs: Organization, Data Collection, Caseload Management

Words that stick are positive, inspirational words that we share with our students. Our speech and language therapy students struggle with communication, which is one of the cornerstones of modern society. How we calm, inspire, and motivate them matters, and so do words that stick.

I’ve been having a blast with guest posters on my blog. I have an amazing post for you today from Valerie Wacker, an SLP who wanted to share her thoughts on providing positive words to our students. Read on to learn more! As SLPs we are known for talking.  After all, talking is what we do, […]

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For SLPs

Words that Stick: Creating a Story of Possibility for Our Students

Help students buy in to speech with the help of the tips in this guest post. Especially if you work with older students, you might be on the receiving end of complaints from students about having to go to therapy. These tricks can help them buy in to speech!

“I don’t want to go to speech!” “Why do I have to come today?” “Can I just stay in class?” Have you ever heard these comments? I hear them particularly from my older students, but every now and then from my younger students as well. If you too have heard your students whining, then the […]

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For SLPs

Helping Students “Buy In” to Speech

The mentorship gap is an ever-increasing problem in the SLP community. This seems to be because new professionals are discouraged by having mentors who barely have time for them, and mentors have too many things on their plate to really devote much time and energy to mentorship. How can we fix this? Read this post to find out.

In school, they stress the importance of mentorship post-graduation. It’s paramount to have a good mentor, a mentor who gives you constructive criticism, a mentor who will help mold and shape you into a better professional, a mentor who gives you consistent guidance and support. As SLP’s we are blessed to have this support mandated […]

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For SLPs

Mind the Mentorship Gap

Wearing yoga pants to work? That would be a dream come true! Check out my review on Betabrand's dress pants yoga pants and Namaste Britches. Plus, you can save on your first purchase! Find out more in this post!

I am all about comfy clothes. Seriously. I swear I shop by feeling things before looking at things. If it isn’t soft, I don’t want it!  Typically, this makes dressing professional kind of tricky. I hate tight things, or not stretchy things, or scratchy things. Life is too short to wear uncomfortable clothing. I saw […]

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For SLPs

Dress Pants Yoga Pants – A Review

Scheduling that makes sense? No way! That never happens...but it does now! Check out this video about a scheduling method that just plain makes sense.

Coffee, color coding, and scheduling made easy. If you’re looking for a new way to schedule your students this year, this video is for YOU! Check it out below: What do you think? I’m in love! Want tips like this delivered straight to your email inbox? Sign up for my email newsletter below!

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For SLPs, Organization

SLP Scheduling

Therapy data collection is often a pain in the rear, but it doesn't have to be! I've created a therapy data collection cheat sheet for FREE for you! Sign up for me newsletter to get your free copy now!

Do you ever get data in uneven totals? Like your student said 7/18 articulation words correct and you’re stuck wondering what percentage that is? Do you want a more consistent, objective way to measure minimal vs moderate vs maximal cueing? Do you wish you were better at recording what types of cues your students are […]

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For SLPs, Freebies

Speech and Language Therapy Data Collection Cheat Sheet

Speech for breakfast? Wait, what? Don't worry: It's a new trend I'm starting on my Instagram account! Every morning, look for my #speechforbreakfast post!

Just wanted to let all of you fabulous blog followers about a fun idea I’m starting on Instagram called speech for breakfast. If you’re anything like me, you scroll through every social media outlet when you wake up in the morning, even before you get out of bed. It’s my morning ritual and it helps […]

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For SLPs

Speech For Breakfast on Instagram

I recently went to an interview for a speech language pathologist position in a great district. While on the phone prior to the interview, the woman said, “Feel free to bring anything you’d like to show the interview panel!” Panic. What do I bring?! So, I took to Pinterest and found tons of great portfolio […]

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For SLPs

Portfolios for Speech Language Pathology Interviews (and other information)

We are all doing a disservice when we pretend to understand unintelligible children. Take the time to teach them strategies to persevere instead.

I LOVE what I do. I love the students I get to work with. I love making an impact. I love encouraging, supporting, teaching, and helping my students advocate for themselves. I plan, prep, prompt, and play. Want to know one thing I don’t do? Pretend to understand unintelligible children when I really have no […]

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For SLPs, Therapy Ideas

Pretending to Understand Unintelligible Children

You guys. I’m one of those weird people that get super excited about office supplies. I recently went on a hunt for a new printer because my super old school black and white one just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I ended up getting a HP OfficeJet Pro 6835 from Costco. Update: That printer broke in […]

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For SLPs

HP Instant Ink – An SLPs Best Friend

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden